HC Deb 06 December 1944 vol 406 cc561-2W
Mr. Harvey

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether favourable consideration will now be given to the abolition of forced labour in Kenya, in view of the statement of the Attorney-General in the Legislative Council on 18th April last that there were in Kenya some thousands of unemployed male persons.

Colonel Stanley

The Attorney-General's statement related to unemployment amongst Asians and not amongst agricultural workers. The employment of compulsory labour is kept under constant review and will be discontinued as soon as circumstances permit. My Labour Adviser is at present in East Africa and this is one of the matters which he is looking into.